Stories

Academy Awards

A night of questionable wins Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer At seven-thirty, The Academy Awards open with Billy Crystal returning for the ninth time to host the biggest night in not only the movie business, but to movie buffs alike, including myself, one of the biggest nights of the year. …

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The real worth of Minnehaha

Integrating Christian faith in learning Jessamine Von Arx, Talon staff writer High school is a time to make memories and work hard. It’s a time you will never forget. Financial times are tough, so is it worth spending $15,000 for a year of high school? Minnehaha Academy offers spiritual opportunities …

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Depression gets redefined

Proposed changes to the D.S.M. raise controversy Dominique Hlavac, Talon staff writer  “It was just so much sadness all the time, nothing was fun,” sophomore Alexander Lindberg said. Lindberg had been feeling this way for about a year and a half before realizing that he might be clinically depressed. Many people feel …

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Archiving our lives: celebrating the 100th year

Documenting the past Pauline Ojambo, Talon staff writer After a long eight-hour workday as director of special academics at Minnehaha, Elaine Ekstedt drives over to the archive house. There she meets her son, Justin Ekstedt, who is already hard at work: searching and writing.  Inside, the incoming Minnehaha memorabilia piles …

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Textbooks on iPads

Textbooks or new technology? Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer Upper school principal Nancy Johnson talked about the advancement of ipad textbooks. “I think it’s a great idea and we’re really keeping a close eye on that; there are a lot of reasons why. The development in that area is pretty …

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Contagion Review

Contagion spreads only disappointment Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer One of the reasons people go to the cinema is to play with their fears. Horror movies are normally the main suspect for these euphoric moments of scare tactics, but what the movie industry has recently forgotten about is disaster films; films …

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50/50 Review

50/50: a recipe for success Drama and comedy fuse to create an award-worthy picture and a must-see Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer   1. Shock – 50/50, initially, left me stunned. Often times a serious drama film containing comedic undertones is considered taboo in the movie business, mostly because it’s …

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